As many of you will know, Kunos Simulazioni announced that there will be 5 Ferraris in the upcoming PC game Assetto Corsa. First we announced the Ferrari 458 Italia, a modern icon, the next Ferrari is a legend.
The Ferrari F40, the last car to be made under Enzo Ferraris gaze, will appear in your garage in Assetto Corsa. A mid-engined supercar, made in 1987 to celebrate 40 years of Ferrari road cars; the F40 was the fastest, most powerful and most expensive car sold by Ferrari at the time.
With a twin-turbocharged 2.9 litre V8 engine pushing out 471 horsepower, allied to a kerb weight of 1,100Kg, the F40 can find 60 mph from rest in under 4 seconds. And with a top speed over over 200 mph the F40 held the world speed record for production cars in its day.
This two door coupe machine has been seen in posters on the wall of every teenage boy since its creation, and we're sure that you're going to love driving it in Assetto Corsa.
Assetto Corsa - General info
Title: Assetto Corsa ®
Developer: Kunos Simulazioni
Publisher: Kunos Simulazioni
Distribution: Digital delivery
Official website: www.assettocorsa.net
Format/Platform: PC Windows Vista/7 32/64 Genre: Racing simulation
Release date: Q1 2013
"Assetto Corsa" is an Italian term, meaning "race prepared", which echoes the passion of every racer in their quest for pure automotive performance.
Therefore, it's an appropriate title for this racing simulation for the Windows PC dedicated to motorsport and the automotive world. This simulation game is set to include several kinds of vehicles: Road cars, GT cars, LMP prototypes, track-day cars, as well as modern and historic single seaters.
Version 1.0 will feature several tracks, including some of the most famous locations in motorsport. These tracks have been reproduced using laser scanning technology, which maps every bump and characteristic of the track. This allows the software to realistically reproduce the behaviour of the car when pushed it to its limits.
Assetto Corsa is the first video game that will use the new "AC Engine" developed by Kunos Simulazioni: the AC engine is a new software technology based on Microsoft DirectX11, designed on the basis of the know-how accumulated by the development team, that thanks to the recent experience with Ferrari, has worked as close as you can get with the highest profiles of motorsport and is now developing a software platform capable of meeting the needs of racing enthusiasts, videogame players, professional real and virtual racers.
The concept for "Assetto Corsa" was born in 2008, and developed in parallel with the team's more public projects. The new technology was never intended to be an evolution of the netKar PRO line, but more like a completely new approach to simulation software, based on the lessons learned in ten years of activity in this field.
In addition, the positive reviews gathered by Netkar PRO and Ferrari Virtual Academy have provided the informations needed to create a new racing game that will meet the expectations of the community and sim.racers: real cars, real tracks, various game modes, a complete and satisfying single player experience, with the chance to customize the game with cars, circuits and contents made by the community itself.
Assetto Corsa - Main features
-DirectX 11 graphics engine
-Advanced physics model
-Accurate car dynamic modeling -Innovative artificial intellicence algorithms -Multiplayer races over the Internet
-Fully customizable graphical user interface
-Immersive 3D sounds
-Official licensed cars (single seaters, Production, GT, GTR, historic F1 and GT cars, prototypes, and so on )
-Official licensed tracks modeled using Laserscan technology (modern, historic, closed tracks, open courses)
-Extensive support for user created mods
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